For quite some time now, I’ve been on a search for a sushi burger to try. I’ve been seeing this interesting, yet tasty looking and beautiful creation all over Instagram. I just had to find out what all the buzz was about! It appeared to have been in other states such as New York and in California. But I haven’t really found it in Pennsylvania until now. Finally, I discovered Bubblefish. This restaurant is located at 909 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. They feature many sushi selections, hand rolls and they also serve large selection of unique beverages.
The ambiance was very welcoming and relaxing. There was dim lighting and the décor is modern. You can also walk by their sushi station and view where their sushi and other items are prepared. I started my dinner with ordering the Roselle Chrysanthemum tea. The way it’s served is so beautiful. It came in a gorgeous glass teapot with an infuser and a candle warmer underneath. The taste of this tea was lightly fragrant and I sweetened it with black sugar. I would love to drink this every day, I really enjoyed this tea.
For an appetizer, I chose the Takoyaki. I love takoyaki, it's minced octopus molded with a batter that usually includes tempura scraps and green onions. I thought it was very delicious and I loved how it was served on a petite wooden tray. One thing that I’ve never tried is Uni. I’ve seen it on many food shows and I’ve always wanted to experience tasting it. Well, today was my lucky day. Bubblefish had fresh Uni on their special menu. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to finally try it. As soon as the server brought it to the table, I was immediately in awe. I thought that the presentation was very beautiful. And the flower added a nice hint of color to the dish. I almost thought it was too pretty to touch. But you know, I couldn’t let such loveliness go to waste. Now, the moment has come…Time to taste! I’m always drawn to different things. I love to experience anything new, out of the ordinary and unique. What may be weird to others, I can find the beauty in it. I thought that the uni’s texture was very soft, it melts in your mouth. If I had to describe the taste, it actually taste’s like the sea (if that makes any sense to you), but in a good way. Very fresh and light. I would absolutely eat this again.
And here’s what I’ve been waiting for….the sushi burger! WOW! It was big and colorful. It was made with spicy tuna, pepper tuna, spicy crab, avocado, lettuce fried onion and rice. I really loved the spicy kick that it had. If you’re going to eat a sushi burger, you better come hungry. You can expect to get stuffed from eating this dish! By now, you would think I should’ve been full by now. Well guess what…YES I was, but I can’t help but eat! I wasn’t in the mood for dessert, so I decided to end my dinner with something small. I chose a squid skewer. If you know me personally, then you already know that I LOVE squid. I grew up eating squid and it’s one of my favorite things to eat. This picture does it no justice. It was a pretty nice size and it was grilled. Some places aren’t great at preparing squid. I can say that Bubblefish did a fantastic job with this one. It had flavor and I enjoyed the tentacles.
I was very happy with my first visit to Bubblefish. I finally experienced the infamous sushi burger and I tried uni for the first time. I loved eating both dishes and I look forward to ordering them again in the future. I can officially check those things off of my foodie bucket list! If you’re ever exploring Philly’s Chinatown section and you’re wondering where you should eat, give Bubblefish a try. They are one of many Chinatown’s gems to experience. For more information about Bubblefish, please visit www.bubblefishphilly.com